Recently I’ve been sharing the details of our guest room makeover. Last time on the blog I shared how we made our DIY Live Edge Headboard. You can read about that here if you missed it! Today I’ll be sharing how I painted the turquoise DIY ombre wall. It’s really a fun and “creative” DIY project. “Creative” in that there’s no way you can really mess it up! At least with these tips.
Again, this is what the room started out as. B-A-LUE. I decide that I would paint my ombre wall right on top of the blue paint since I was using a turquoise color and it would probably blend prettily with that electric blue. The goal was to end up with an ocean like hue that moved through slightly different shades of turquoise.
To be specific, the paint color I used is called Nocturne Blue by Behr paint.
I started off painting the lower third of the wall with two coats of the paint.
Then I mixed in some white paint to my tray for the next third of the wall.
To blend the colors I used a spray bottle with water and a large sponge (that you’d find in the tiling or wallpaper section of your hardware store). Lightly spray water on the section of touching paint hues, then run your sponge across/around that line to give it a blended look. *Note* too much water will take the paint right off, so you’ll have to play with it a little and maybe add more paint in another coat.
I added more white paint to achieve the top hue of the wall.
As I went, I saved samples of each paint color to touch up the edges of the wall.
As the wall dried, I found that I wanted more differentiation in color so I used my “creative freedom” (there’s really no right or wrong way here in my opinion!) and added dark/black paint to my tray and ran it across my lower two thirds of the wall until I liked what I saw! I continued to blend the middle line as I did before.
Painting an ombre wall was WAY more fun than normal painting. I highly suggest it. Give yourself some freedom to step away from the monotonous style of painting to make a beautiful mess on your wall. Then take a picture and let me know how it turned out on Facebook or Instagram!